Get the rust off you mean?
The industrial powdercoat company I have used before should have a bead blasting cabinet big enough for this, but the above mentioned cross frame is currently being painted at a friend's wife's dad's company. They specialise in painting trucks/lorries so I am not expecting much, but I am hoping it is better than the powder coaters because they do not give a shit. They are cheap but handle everything rough.
Liking these unusual color choices. I love the sheer elegance of black, but it's refreshing to see something different.
I do like black bikes as well.
I generally like earth tones for bikes as I feel they suit both black and silver components
I think yellow works pretty well for both black and silver too.
Every once in a while I build my imaginary Bullit on yellow on the LarryVsHarry website.
Carl's Marin is more or less done. Needs some test riding and fine tuning and then fresh bar tape and mudguards.
The little bits
This is the thread I hover in to regret my disk brake conversion. Very cool bike. Grateful it's not a hybrid.
A proper functional steed. That Ritchey headset looks crazy good on this.
It's not at all a serious regret - I love my new wheels & huge tyres, but there's something satisfying about rim brakes and doing what you can with 30-40mm tyres
As I feared the paint job is shit. Droopy shit. The good thing is that it was free and that they will do my cargo bike for free as well. I have happened to have chosen the company's signature colour so they love me now ;)
Plan is to build the above into a 1x10 using SRAM Apex levers where I'll remove one paddle and try to make the other one less white.
I am going to use a mid range Apex or Rival rear mech which I hope I can convince to eat a 11-34T cassette and work with my 44T Race Face narrow wide.
Brakes will be TRP CX8.4 to begin with.
I was tempted to build the above into a lightweight tracklocross thing with silver Nitto riser bars and this Eno hub. But hub needs servicing and wheels need building before that is a possibility.
I have done quite a few 26er mods by now. Yesterday was one for @JesperXT. Lovely Lavadome which needed some seatpost removal, reaming and disc tab added.
Seems like Trek have subbed here, too
It's a remake of the logotype they used in the 80ies or thereabouts.
Undoubtedly this thread animated them to start using it again though.
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You think that Hope headset will change the geo much? As it was designed for a internal lower bearing cup?
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